Wednesday, 22 May 2013

With Gratitude

Hi crafty friends!  Black and white today as you know how much I love it!  I started by embossing my background using the Dotted Flowers embossibility folder.  I decided to cut a bottom piece on the diagonal out of black card.  I used my score board and added embossed lines every 1/8th for texture.  I taped this piece to the bottom of my card.  I like to have these joined pieces covered with some sort of decoration so I picked some melted ribbon flowers and thought they would do the trick nicely!  I made six black on black flowers and added white pearls to the centres.  I tied a messy bow out of back seam binding and added a white on white ribbon flower to the bow with a black pearl centre.  Next I started on the focal element by stamping my Stamp To Die For called Jewelled Frame in black archival ink.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and die cut it using the largest sizes of the Opulent Ovals to create a frame.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with clear micro beads for texture.  I added foam mounting to the back.   I stamped my sentiment on black card and heat embossed it with white power. I covered a piece of white card and cut the smallest sizes of the Opulent Ovals to create a frame.  I peeled the backing paper off and cover it with micro beads also.  I mounted my large oval frame over the smaller frame and sentiment.  I mounted this entire piece in the middle of my embossed background.  I added a large pearl swirl to the bottom of the card and a few flat back pearls to the upper corners.  I pierced the edges of the inner mat to complete the card.  A show stopper in real life and perfect for any occasion.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x









169 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning black and white combo, lovely card - love the little flowers

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is lovely and the flowers are just funky. I think black and white always makes a statement. Cheers

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely - this card has got the lot! - bow, flowers, microbeads etc.etc. Love the scoring on the bottom black section - really effective.
Rgs
Clare W

debs.artliff@virgin.net said...

Stunning card sue loving the black and white
Take care. Xx

Debs A

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, Love love love this card. I'm loving the black and white, I'm loving those dies, I'm loving those little Flowers, how cute do they look, clever singing the ribbon. Loving it all! Have a fab day hugs Debbie R xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue you have gone to town on this card and what a fantastic end product, love it. One question though, how come when I try to make these flowers they end up a mess whilst yours are lovely? xx

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, another monochrome winner!
Love the jewelled frame stamp and the embossed lines and - all of it.
Thanks for the inspiration.

'P' in Wales

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW stunning card black and white my favourite too, love the flowers, I have started to make them when I have a few minutes so that I have some in hand. Just a fabulous card
Hugs Carol x

Jackie Meechan said...

Love black and white, its so striking. U make it all sound so easy.
Hugs
CraftyJacq

Lacelady said...

Striking card today Sue, I think I'd probably choose blue and white for a slightly softer look. Love the diagonal section added for interest.

Anne Crawford said...

Very stylish card, a bit funereal for me but that said it would make a lovely sympathy card ,they can be so difficult ,this one is soft and gentle somehow,and I do really like it.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love black and white combo thank you Tracy w x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue yes black and white is a brilliant combination the card looks stunning. Love Jackie

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, yes this card has everything today even thr WOW factor. Black and White great combo. Love the flowers but not had a go doing them yet. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

I do love the little ribbon flowers you make ,genius idea !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

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Eemeli said...

Stunning black and white combo. Love those flowers, they give a nice softer look to the card.

Hugs,
Eemeli

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. I adore black and white.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
You are so right this card really is a show stopper -love the flowers.
Beverley W

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Black and white is so striking, a really stunning card. The scored panel is a great feature and the flowers are so cute, must have a go at these, lol.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
I just love black and white cards and this one is stunning,I really must try making these ribbon flowers as they are so effective.

Hugs Dawn S. xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I do love the black and white, the POD was selling fast last night.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue
The monoCrome makes for a very stunning card, and I just love the little melted flowers.
Gail C x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love all these new stamps I need them al, I have made these flowers, it took few tries before I got them right I was holding the heat gun too near. I adore monotone cards they always look classy.
Hugs x
Heather T

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Black and white shows it to great effect. Love the melted flowers across the card.
Audrey x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card. I've tried the melted ribbon flowers once but haven't got it right yet. Must practice more. Xx

Nanny Jo said...

A beautiful card, Sue....as always! Love the flowers...going to try them today! xx

kimberley said...

Nice card Sue and you could use any sentiment.Haven't tried the melted flowers yet must give it a go,take care,x.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, omg this card is sublime. Love it. Lol Lynne M & fur babies x x x

Marion Bull said...

Stunning card - so classy! Loving everything about it! Thank you!
Marion

lainey said...

love those flowers Sue!! lainey x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, loving the black/white and the little flowers. Take care.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous Black and White card. Love the little black flowers and the embossing on the bottom piece of the card stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful monochrome card, love it all.
Donna Jones

Victoria said...

A real show-stopper indeed! I love everything about this card. The design, the black and white scheme, the dies, the brilliant flowers, the texture - everything! Thank you Sue.

Annie said...

Another WOW card, Sue. Little flowers are divine, the angled bit is lovely. Oh my, Sue, you are still the best, so clever with your designs. Thank you!!!
Hugs
Annie

(anniecp)

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Anonymous said...

GREAT CARD today Sue, thanks, Mabex

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love black and white together xx hazel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Considering I don't like black and white cards, I think this is stunning and gorgeous!!! There is nothing that I don't like. I might even be becoming a convert!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I do like this card especially the way you have done the embossing folder. I also like the black and white together. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

karenlotty said...

Stunning Black & white always looks eye catching

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful black and white combo today, loving the use of dies and the vertical line embossing, loving the flowers, they are so effective along the dividing line. Beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the effect black and white gives. The card cut at an angle gives another dimension to it, beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the effect black and white gives. The card cut at an angle gives another dimension to it, beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jane said...

Love black and white together, beautiful card.

Jane xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card again, love the black and white, and the genius of the diagonal black piece. Bx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Black/white - always a winning combination and always so elegant.
I love the format but have to confess that I had to read about the focal point a couple of times -although your instructions are very clear- I just could not understand placing a larger die over a smaller one (I definitely need more coffee this morning!!!!!);and it's supposed to be a full on crafting day for me -oh dear.
Janet x

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jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow what a stunning card! Love black and white, it always makes a statement and this card certainly does! Love Jean xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving this, the angle at the bottom is unusual

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous black and wht Sue

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

My third attempt first two did not comment as I had wanted! LOL!

I love today's card it is lovely. Especially the slope of tiny flowers. i so struggle making them but I keep persevering! LOL!

HEADS UP EVERYONE!

I have just started my first blog and would love your support do pop along! You can find me at: -

Heather's Happenings

heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Hope to see you soon!

Crafty Hugs to Sue and Everyone else here!

Heather xx

p.s. This announcement is with Sue's blessing! :) Thanks Sue!!!

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Again
Not sure why that last comment was double spaced!!
Weird things going on this morning!


Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

CraftyJan said...

Great card sue. Black and white always a favourite x

hollyberry said...

Love black and white cards they look so dramatic.Love the flowers always think they look beautiful.

barbiepinkfairy said...

great card and great potential if you change the colour combo and flowers!

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card looks very dramatic ,i would prefer it in a differant colour
Marion H

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love the background and the die shape. X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW you have thrown everything at this card and it looks amazing. I love the whole concept and black and white is really classy.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card yet again. JustRite stamps on IW are lovely. Just wish the prices were a bit lower - £70 to £80 is alot in one go even though they are brilliant stamps.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx



Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, love the black and white but I am afraid these busy stamps are just not for me. So for me, the bottom half is the card is beautiful. Sorry. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jacquie said...

A stunning Black & White card Sue, love the stamped frame in the center, this would suit all occasions. Can't go wrong with black & white.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
love the black & white card. Also the scoring on the black card. It's so effective. Must try the flowers sometime.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, great card still love black and white and this one is
fantastic and the stamps are also great,
just watching Julia at the moment
and the samples are stunning.
Nancyd xx

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning as always Sue. Hope you are well. I miss your shows but it saves me money lol! xx Jan

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card - I love everything about it.
Have a brilliant day.
Hugs, Rose

Bosquie said...

My favourite colour combo Sue. Its just stunning and stands out so well. All the different textures are amazing, as is your work. brilliant card.XX

Anonymous said...

G.morning sue and everyone. WOW OH WOW. Black and white are my favourite colours, would love to try the flowers but haven.t seen them demonstrated. Love everything about this card sue thank you for shareing your talent with us. Sending love from christine c xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Very nice elegant card today. Don't know if I dare try the flowers as I have visions of the smoke alarm going into overdrive. . . Lol
Have a good day folks and do take a look at the lovely Heathers blog. It lifts the spirit to think someone is having a peak at your creations.x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card. I love the way you have used your score board to add texture to the bottom panel. I used to do this a lot before embossing folders but had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sonia Jones said...

Fab card. Love it and those flowers are gorgeous. Hugs Sonia x

granny sue said...

Very classy black and white isn't it? I haven't tried the melted ribbon flowers technique. Must give it a try. Thanks for the reminder. SueL

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card today, love it the embossed background and the way you have placed the flowers.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

love the flowers, great card

mol xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue
As you say a real show stopper of a card. The little flowers really set it off.
Love from Jackie D

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Love black and white cards Stunning

Elaine H x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
WOW! This certainly is a showstopper of a card this morning! Absolutely stunning, love the way you edged the slanting bit of card with the black flowers....love it!!

Love Sheila xx

weefortune said...

Love this care. Elaine x

Mac Mable said...

Absoutely love this card and the colour of black and white...so classy x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card so very effective I really like these stamps.
My border scallop dies have just arrived so I am really enjoying using them, they really are so effective. Just a pity they are not a little longer in length.
Julia's shows are going well you will be pleased to know.
Margaret

Sandybee said...

Very striking Sue, a gorgeous card

xx Sandra

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very striking white & black card. It is stunning.

Christine Hussey said...

Black and white combo what a winner. Love the scoring on the black card and those flowers on the diagonal are very effective. Love it Sue, hugs Christine H xx

maxine said...

I love this card so much detail its stunning x

fame01 said...

Hello sue
i adore black and white cards and this is amazing i love it i must have a go at making some of the flowers . what inspiration you give to us all . hugs sarah ..xx

Jean Z said...

lovely card Sue i love black and white stunning love Jean Z xx

nannapat said...

Very striking card Sue, love the black & white. Pat x

Izzwizz said...

Wow, a show stopper indeed! I'm loving your new line of stamps Sue, they complement the dies beautifully. Maddy x

TOB said...

I would love to receive this card.Loads of different techniques used and the result is stunning. hugs xxx

Laura O said...

stunning ,love the melted flowers and background embossing folder.Laura O

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Just one word - PERFECT.

Love Val in Spain x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, black and white are so stunning together, great card, take care, Jess x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card, the flowers finish it off beautifully. Black and white is always so striking.
Love - Jackie C XXX

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Black and white stunning.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the row of flowers.

Clare x

lynda said...

WOW Sue another beautiful card I just love black & white combo so striking & the ribbon roses are lovely simply amazing . Big crafty hugs Lynda xx

Maryann said...

It´s just gorgeous, so simple is that, absolutely gorgeous work.

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful card, and not to intricate to make. I just love it :)

howdy said...

love it, Sue. just my cup of tea.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card - love the contrast of the white melted flower!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Crafty Nanna said...

Super card Sue

Vick said...

Another stunning card Sue, b&w always look so elegant, Hugs, Vick x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Lovely card it really makes a statement - love the dies and the flowers are really sweet in fact I love all of it.
Have a good day, Love Brenda Lel

Janice said...

A stunning card Sue. Black and white is a firm favourite with me as well. Janice xx

Sue B said...

STUNNING

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW this is stunning, loving the black and white. The scored diagonal with the flowers is gorgeous. Have been enjoying Julia's shows.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi sue, Stunning card, love the black and white. The flowers are gorgeous.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

CraftyJo said...

Looks like everyone loves black and white :) Quite stunning!

Meg said...

Lots of work gone into this card.
It's not to my taste. Each to their own.

Margaret O
xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

How striking is black and white, love the flowers.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanne2403 said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow what a great card and done in black and white which always looks so classy. Love the flowers,I haven't been brave enough to try these yet but I will!!! Julia's shows have been great,I love heartfelt and justrite stamps and dies they are such good quality. Love Lesley x

Jill Liddle said...

Love black and white cards. They always look crisp and clean.

Helen Barker said...

Absolutely stunning,very elegant-love this stamp.
Helen Bx

utilitygirl said...

Fantastic card Sue, black and white makes such an impact and is one of my favourite combinations too. x

jeffrey bubbles said...

This is a stunner. Love black and white. Love the use of the flowers and pearls Kathy xxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue another stunning card I just love the black and white.
Smiles
Ita

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today !! I love your black and white colour combo. The stamp is great. I like your cute little ribbon flowers too. I must try these some time. I have been watching Julia's shows and she is doing a great job. I have bought POTD - The Anchor / beach set . I can't wait for it to arrive. Lots of love Tres x x x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love black and white, and must sy this card is stunning! Love the flowers as well. Have a great day xxx

Helen VoG said...


Beautiful card. Must start to use the micro beads, which are sitting on my desk, as the effect looks so good when you use them.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful and Elegant card. I love black and white very elegant.
Have been watching C&C today and bought the male lighthouse die and stamp set. This set will be so useful for all my male family .
Take care
Hazel G

iggy said...

oh how lovely. just by changing the sentiment & colours it will make all manner of cards [ im just trying to think of something at the mo as ive a friend in ICU & my youngest daughters 5th wedding anniversary to do & all NOW.....this will fill the bill. many thanks

redfox said...

What a lovely card! And just by changing the colour combo it could be used for so many different occasions. Love the score lines on the black card, subtle but adds interest. Thanks again Sue!

Karen Brinton said...

Using Micro beads makes any card look softer. It has that "look at me closer" feel to it. I love it. Karen x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue....couldn't agree more! A definite show stopper!! I also love black and white. A truly splendid card. Love Sam xxx

mell said...

My favourite colour black stunning as always a stylish card xx

mell said...

My favourite colour black stunning as always a stylish card xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning. I love everything about it. A real winner.
Love Jan x x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Another stunning card, love it.
I really must get those micro beads out and use them.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card love it x

raineysheep said...

So pretty, especially love the stamp
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, great card, love the black and white combo, I always think they look clean and crisp. Got the micro beads must use them more often.
Thank you, Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Gail said...

An absolutely stunning card - luv it xx GailT xx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, it's definitely got the 'wow' facotr. i really must try to make some flowers like yours they are lovely.
Sue H.

magpie said...

Hi Sue & everyone too! "Wow!" you can't beat a bit of black and white for style and class! Gorgeous Sue. Love the stamp and have been watching a bit of Julia today with all the stamps. It's been great but had to sit on my hands though.......Still, all good things come to those who wait eventually! Forgot how much of a wonderful effect that scoring has to your cards too. I would tie a knot on my finger to remind me but I'd forget what I'd put it there for....! Just read Mrs Duck's recommended look at Heathers blog. Ooooo will have a little nosey, thank you xx Take care Sue xx Love Karen xx

greendragon said...

What a gorgeous embossing folder and the stamp is definitely 'to die for'. Beautiful card.

magpie said...

Hi Heather, have tried to get onto your blogspot but having no luck! xx Love Karen xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Beautiful card Sue, very elegant.

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. So striking.

Really like the bottom of the card.
Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a simple card using the Black and White, also very clever how you have hidden the join by using cute little flowers.
Alison x

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card, love the glitter effect.

Vivi Morais said...

Hi... I love black and white cards!!
Have a great week!!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love monochrome cards, and this one is a stunner. It is such a sophisticated look and the micro beads add the finishing touch. This is a card for any occasion :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

englishrose897 said...

Love the black and white card. Great as always. Sally

snowqueen62 said...

Another absolutely fabulous card. Love the monochrome look, love the flowers in fact just love everything. You are so clever!!
Hugs Sue x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...as always the black and white cards you produce are stunning, and this is no exception...I just think they look so sharp and expensive, and I love the ribbon flowers.

Take care. Deborah.H :)

Brakkers said...

Love this design Sue. You always make black and white look so stylish.

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Once again, with your usual flair, you have created another stunning and stylish card, I love everything about this one and those black ribbon cards with the pearls are just lovely.
Val C xx

Karen said...

Love the monochrome look. It is so classy. Another fantastic creation
Luv
Karen xx

Cardgenie said...

Sue, you've done it again. You manage to make black and white look so gorgeous. Jean

Joanne K said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I agree a real show stopper. Kind regards Joanne K x

Janice K said...

I'm with you on the black and white theme, this card is gorgeous! x

Anonymous said...

I really like this card!
Susan x

salem said...

unusual love colours

Aurora said...

Always love a black and white combo. Gorgeous!
Dawn x

Linda Simpson said...

Black and White always looks stunning but this is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I love the design and the beautiful flowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Vie Carter said...

Simply stunning

Vie
x

Jean Johnston said...

Simply stunning and would be great in many other colour combinations.

Anonymous said...

Hello mrs duck. Tried to take a look at heathers blog but your blog came up instead. I really liked the card you created for heather. Don't know what went wrong lol.i also tried sending a comment but even that failed ha ha never mind will try again. Sending love from christine in yorkshire.xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi sue, very elegant classy card, love it!
Hugs
Jean D

Hanneke said...

Stunning! I love the black and white. Hugs, Hanneke

TDQ Karen said...

Love these flowers, love how simple they are but so effective xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely and suitable for many occasions, and of course it has your favourtie micro beads, I have some of these but am yet to use them... lol... I really must get them out for a play x

cmu said...

Ah - black and whilte. Don't the pearls look lovely against the black background. Well done.

craftylisa said...

I just love black and white ,lovely card sue

hugs lisa

craftylisa said...

I just love black and white ,lovely card sue

hugs lisa

Diane Mortimer said...

I love this card, its really beautiful x
Diane from Glasgow